hunger

Audio podcast: Economist Jean Drèze decodes India’s hunger crisis
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Ashraf Engineer April 7, 2020 India’s abysmal record on hunger has intensified after the COVID-19 pandemic after being worsened by demonetisation. A survey showed that 77% of tribal families, 76% of Dalits and 54% of Adivasis said their food consumption...
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Audio podcast: Battling hunger on our streets
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Ashraf Engineer December 23, 2020 The sudden, poorly-managed lockdown earlier this year resulted in a massive internal migration as lakhs of workers left cities for home. Hunger was their constant companion as they walked, in many cases, a thousand kilometres...
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Pandemic an opportunity to correct India’s nutrition inequities
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By Ashraf Engineer June 17, 2020 At a time when the COVID-19 lockdown has brought into sharp focus India’s socio-economic imbalances, the recently-released Global Nutrition Report 2020 has pointed to an even greater and longer-lasting pandemic – nutrition inequality. The...
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